What do you really should buy this black Friday?
Are you thinking about what you can pick up in the Black Friday sales? Sure, you can pick up a curved 4k TV or the latest tablet or an Xbox 360 with 4 games, but do you really need these things? Unless you’re buying these items as gifts, its fair to say that Black Friday is primarily geared for purchasing ‘wants’ rather than ‘needs’ and with Brexit looming, should you be buying these things? Its time to turn your attention to purchases that have a lasting impact.
Money savers and penny pinchers all over the country will be doing their best to spend their money wisely, thinking thoroughly about the things that are worth buying. Meaningful purchases as well as shrewd buys.
But what are some items other than electronics you can add to your basket this year and think of as money well spent? We’ve put together a list of some considerations you wouldn’t normally associate with Black Friday.
1. Throw yourself into new Experiences
Okay. So this might not be a necessity, but to get philosophical we’ll always remember the experiences we have and not the things we buy. We also put emphasis on ‘things’ around this time year, particularly on Black Friday, but to quote the late Steve Jobs “life is about creating and living experiences that are worth sharing.”
Deal Finder: Virgin Experience Days top the list of experience days, with significant discounts available on a range of different experiences. For example, pick up a Three Course Meal and Champagne Cocktail for Two at Michelin-Recommended Silk Restaurant for £53.50 reduced from £107.00. On last minute.com, you can even learn to fly for £139.
2. Buy Flooring and home improvement products
Looking for a shrew investment? According to this infographic by Experian, you can improve the value of your house significantly by investing in home improvements. Whilst you may not pick up a conservatory or a loft conversion in a Black Friday sale, it’s perfectly possible to pick up some new flooring at discounted prices. Do you have one room that desperately needs a flooring makeover? Now is the time to do it.
Deal Finder: Flooring Megastore have carpets, luxury vinyl times and laminate flooring with discount of up to 50%. Some of the bargains you can pick up include Boucle Neutrals carpets – take Belvedere Ash at the size 2.47m x 4.00m. This will be selling for £75 inc VAT with the normal price at £161.24 a good saving in comparison to high street prices.
If you’re looking for something a bit more high-end, Tessera is the brand. They are genuine A grade, heavy commercial rated carpet tile and the sort of thing that gets used for high-end installations, like The Shard. These are being sold for £10m².
Keep your eye on the carpet and laminate at : //flooringmegastore.co.uk
3. Save on Air Travel and Holidays
Looking to go on holiday this year? Whilst holidays may not be a necessary expense per-say, we believe that everyone needs to relax, explore and recharge their batteries to be at their best all year round.
Deal Finder: Despite Brexit, travel firms can still afford to cut prices – and will be keen to do so to convince potential holidaymakers to splash the cash.
Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive holiday or cheap flights for your travelling adventure, Black Friday usually offers something for everyone.
The usual suspects Thomas Cook are already advertising good savings on all-inclusive holidays for Summer 2017.
Thomson, Thomson Cruises and First Choice will launch their Black Friday offers on November 23, both online and in-store.
For you budget travellers, keep an eye on tour providers STA Travel who are offering £100 off tours over £750 in Asia if you book between 27 – 30 Nov 2015. See the sale details here. Explore great travel deals from Voucher Cloud:
4. Reduce your Phone Contract price
This is something you’d normally associate with Black Friday, but one of the deals that will make you a real cost saving. A lot of you will probably be asking for/intending to buy a new phone at Christmas time. Though there are often deals flying around, you may actually find that having a browse on Black Friday might reward you with a better discount on the phone and contract you’re after, saving you money in the long term.
Deal Finder: Several phone dealer sites such as mobiles.co.uk and mobilephonesdirect.co.uk have decent upfront cost discounts (when you buy a contact) on top of the range handsets such as the iPhone 7, iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy A3. Our pick of the bunch: iPhone 7 32GB | £225 £125 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB | £25.99 per month. With the Black Friday discount, you can save £100 upfront on this particular deal. More offers can be found here.
Remember whatever you buy this Black Friday ensure you get a cashback before finalising the online (and in some cases offline) purchase.